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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 446 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 May 2019 by Hon Rick Mazza

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ANIMAL WELFARE ACT — REVIEW

446. Hon RICK MAZZA to the Minister for Agriculture and Food:

I refer to the ministerial statement made yesterday, 8 May, about the animal welfare review panel.

(1) What was the process and criteria for the selection of the panel?

(2) Considering the minister's desire to achieve gender diversity quotas in biosecurity management positions, why is only one man on this five-member panel?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

(1)–(2) I am afraid that the member is showing his lack of exposure to diversity in the community, because he is obviously of the view that Dr Dominique Blache is a female. I assure the member that Dr Dominique Blache is actually a male.